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In Tribute to Douglas MacMillan Cherry
38 years old.   Residence: Maplewood, N.J.
Died in World Trade Center

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I alway think about your family on this day. I went to school with your elder daughter Emma and I can only image what kind of person you were through her. Her spirit, passion, imagination and humor are surely a tribute to you. Bless and peace.

*** Posted by Katrina on 2012-09-11 ***

Dear Doug,
I just watched the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and it catapulted me back to that awful day. I was living in the city with my 3 young children - same ages as yours at that time - and my husband, who worked at the World Financial Center adjacent to the WTC. The film was affecting, and it caused me to revisit some old articles about the tragedy online. Within a few clicks I came across Kevin Cosgrove’s recorded conversation with the emergency dispatch operator. When I heard him say “I’m with Doug Cherry”, I was stunned. Could this be the Doug Cherry I knew years ago? Sadly, it was indeed you. We worked together in adjacent cubicles at Marsh and McLennan, both of our first jobs out of college. Although I’d not thought of you in a long time, I remembered you instantly, vividly, as if I saw you only yesterday. You were that rare kind of person one never forgets meeting. You were warm, smart, funny, witty, conscientious, down to earth, simultaneously easy going and driven.  Your character was above reproach. You were kind enough to ‘teach me the ropes’ of my new job. I was engaged to my college sweetheart and you spoke of your impending engagement to your own college love. We’d grab coffee together, or lunch, in the maze of stores beneath Rockefeller Center. We’d go get a drink sometimes after work and laugh and commiserate about some of the more kooky things and folks we encountered in our workday. I confessed to you that I really didn’t like that job all that much; it wasn’t a good fit for me and I eventually left to pursue a different career path, but befriending you was the best part of my time there. I’m sorry that we lost touch. I did not know that you lost your life on 9/11, much less that Mr. Cosgrove’s gut wrenching tape existed. I cannot begin to fathom how terrifying that ordeal was, nor the anguish and heartbreak suffered by your wife and children, family and friends in the wake of it. It has been just over a decade, but having now realized you perished with the collapse of the tower, I find myself profoundly moved. I am deeply saddened that you lost your life, and feel anew that visceral horror and sorrow we all felt that dreadful day. I’ve read some of the memorials honoring you and am not at all surprised that you were beloved by so many. I just wanted to reach out and acknowledge you and your family, to thank you for being my friend and colleague so long ago, and to send along my thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Rest in peace, Doug, and God bless your family. I’m just so sorry. -- Alison

*** Posted by alison keating on 2012-06-01 ***

dear doug, after I heard the 911 call on that horrible day I cant stop thinking about how horrific it must have been up there on that 105th floor. I dont even know what you look like. but I still see your face in my head and I hope that you are peaceful somewhere in heaven. RIP forever.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2011-09-18 ***

I cant believe this country when we see what happened to these poors guys on 9/11 and then we vote in a muslim into the whitehouse !

*** Posted by Bob Hemel on 2011-09-18 ***

When I heard the 911 recording...the voice of Kevin Cosgrove stating the he was with Doug Cherry made it real for me. I could not sleep aftering hearing it. God bless Kevin and Doug! I will never forget!

*** Posted by Fay on 2011-09-12 ***

I know your son, and he is an amazing kid. Not only him, but your whole family. You were a great man, Doug. Wishing your family the best of luck and prayers are sent their way.

*** Posted by * on 2011-09-11 ***

Doug, I just want you to know that your daughter Isabel is one of the nicest people I have ever met. I used to go to school with her and I think about her on this day all the time. You have a wonderful family, Jack is so nice and such a good kid, Isabel is amazing. I have never met Emma but I know how much Isabel loves her and looks up to her.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2011-09-11 ***

Time will never erase what this beautiful person meant to his family. I know that you will all be together again in gods loving embrace. It is but a blink of an eye.

*** Posted by Ida Matias on 2011-07-21 ***

God bless you, Mr. Cherry, along with Kevin Cosgrove and the others that were with you in the building that day. Rest easy in heaven, my friend.

*** Posted by Matt L on 2011-04-23 ***

We will never forget!

*** Posted by phil caldamone on 2011-03-24 ***

Rest in peace. You're in god's arms now.

*** Posted by Reuben on 2011-03-11 ***

How horrific that must have been for you and all the others trapped there. R.I.P. That event will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all families and victims.

*** Posted by sarah evans on 2011-02-13 ***

R.I.P., Doug Cherry and Kevin Cosgrove. Your final phone call touched my heart. My thoughts go out to your families. You did not deserve to go so soon. May your souls rest in peace. xx

*** Posted by Charlotte on 2011-02-10 ***

R.I.P., Doug. We will miss you, and we'll never forget you. I never met you, but I assume you were a great man. I pray for your family every night.

*** Posted by Lauren on 2010-10-16 ***


I stand at your spot on the train platform whenever I go to New York. We'll not forget.

Karen Monaghan

*** Posted by Karen Monaghan on 2010-09-16 ***

Rest in Peace Mr Doug Cherry, I am from Cork City Ireland, I heard your name on the call from Kevin Cosgrove. I have been at ground zero twice and I watched the second plane hit the tower live on sky news. Those images will haunt me forever. I can't get it out of my head. Anyway, my thoughts are with you your family and all who lost so much that day, God Bless Mr Cherry

*** Posted by Anthony K on 2010-09-13 ***

Rest in peace.

*** Posted by ukon on 2010-09-12 ***

My thoughts go out to you and your family.

*** Posted by Mia on 2010-09-12 ***

Dear Mr. Cherry, I think about you a lot since I've met Emma. She's becoming an impactful force in my life, but I have you to thank for that. I just wanted to let you know you have an incredibly amazing family. They miss you a lot. I wish I would have had the chance to meet you.

*** Posted by AML on 2010-09-12 ***

Dear Mr. Cherry, I think about you a lot since I met Emma. She's becoming a big part of my life. I wanted to let you know you have an incredibly remarkable family. They miss you a lot. I wish I would have had the chance to meet you. R.i.p.

*** Posted by AML on 2010-09-12 ***

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